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- Baseball / Softball
- Football / Rugby
- Community Garden
BUILDINGS & PICNIC SITES
- Picnic / Drop in
- Picnic / Reservable
- Playground (2-5 yrs)
- Playground (5-12 yrs)
- Restrooms / Year Round
- Trail / Hard
- Trail / Soft
Open ½ hour before sunrise
Close ½ hour after sunset
1201 S. Puget Sound Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405
- PICNIC SHELTER RENTALS
A picnic shelter is available to reserve between April 1 and September 30. Reservations may be made up to 365 days in advance.
Franklin Park's new sprayground is a great place to bring the kids. Admission is free. Come splash, play and cool off! Sprayground Hours
- Play Area Accessibility Information
HELP KEEP THIS PARK CLEAN, GREEN & SAFE
Learn more about how you can volunteer your time, services and support to enhance this park.
| FRANKLIN PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN
The Community Garden program provides an abundance of gardening opportunities including meeting your neighbors, becoming more self-reliant, beautifying your neighborhood, producing nutritious food, reducing your family food budget, conserving resources and getting outdoors for some healthy exercise.
2009-2013 - Master Concept Plan was created to guide future development of the park to meet the needs of the Central Neighborhood community. New playground equipment, sidewalks and curbs installed, community garden improvements, trails and walkways, plaza space and picnic shelter. Work was funded by the Parks Improvement Bond Measure, approved by the citizens of Tacoma in November of 2005 and $500,000 contributed by RCO (Recreation and Conservation Office) through the WWRP - Local Parks (Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program).
Franklin Park covers an area of more than 20 acres extending from Lawrence Street to Puget Sound and from South 12th to South 16th. The majority of the land was a gift to the Metropolitan Park District of Tacoma from the West End Playground Association in 1937 for a "perpetual public park and playground". The new park was named Franklin Park due to its proximity to Franklin Elementary School. Read more about the history of Franklin Park.